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About Black Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech

Where do I stay?

You will be provided room and board in a residence hall on the Blacksburg campus of Virginia Tech. 

What does it cost?

Program cost is $2,000 for two weeks. All expenses, except transportation to and from Virginia Tech and personal items, are covered. Typical personal expenses include laundry, shopping, and entertainment such as movies. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Information from the parent form is used to determine eligibility. Potential applicants should not allow program costs to affect their decision to apply. 

What will I do?

BEE VT is designed to help you explore all the engineering options and connect with the African-American community at Virginia Tech. You will be assigned to a small group of students during the day and participate in hands-on activities presented by faculty and graduate students from a wide-variety of engineering departments, and attend informational sessions on topics such as college admissions and scholarships, career planning and the engineering majors offered at Virginia Tech. Attendees will also complete a General Electric sponsored design project culminating in a showcase on the final afternoon.

In the evenings and during the weekend, your Residential Advisors (current VT students) will plan social activities so you can get to know the other campers and the surrounding area. You can download the 2022 schedule below.

BEE VT schedule.pdf BEE VT 2022 Schedule

Contact BEE VT

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7337
Email BEE VT

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
Email CEED